Canadian citizenship

Apply to become a Canadian citizen, prepare for the citizenship test and find out how you can resume or give up your Canadian citizenship.

Apply for citizenship

Eligibility requirements, application steps and processing times for Canadian citizenship

Prepare for the citizenship test

Study material and details about who has to take this test, how to get a test date and what happens after you take the test

Get proof of citizenship

Applications and processing times for a citizenship certificate and a list of documents accepted as proof of Canadian citizenship

Resume citizenship

Steps to take if you are a former citizen who willingly gave up Canadian citizenship and want to become a Canadian citizen again

Give up citizenship

Steps to take to renounce your Canadian citizenship if, for example, you want to become a citizen of a country that does not allow dual citizenship

Celebrate being Canadian

Citizenship ceremonies and activities, Canadian history and contests and awards

Prepare for the citizenship ceremony

How to prepare for your special day, what happens during the ceremony, including getting your citizenship certificate, and what to do after the ceremony.

Find a citizenship ceremony

See where the next citizenship ceremony is happening near you.

What we are doing

Discover Canada

Read the only official study guide for the Canadian citizenship test.

Dual Canadian citizens: Fly to Canada with a valid CDN passport

Starting November 10, 2016, you will need a valid Canadian passport to board a flight to Canada.

Questions about citizenship?

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about Canadian citizenship.

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